« Last post by garnet on July 15, 2014, 05:13:24 PM »
Yes, all the best! Good secret keeping!
But the kissing in this case wasn't a kiss.. how should I put this in words.. it wasn't a kiss that came from only a desire to kiss, initiated by feelings. It was for all intents and purposes a kiss based on an explicit request of "hey, wanna kiss and see if that does anything?". That he worded the whole kiss idea in a passive/dismissive manner instead of straight out asking for it is just the nice way to go about it.
I mean that there probably weren't enough feelings (yet at least) on her side for a kiss to have happened in that scene had that "request" not been put out there. As such some kind of visual cue that the kiss triggered/sparked something would've been the least thing they could've done. Like a flash-like twitch followed by her putting here hand on his neck/head rather than the other way around, or something, anything. Yes she didn't quickly end it again but that doesn't say more than that she didn't dislike it, it says nothing about the state of old memory or feelings returning.
I'm a binge watcher. I had never heard of the show until last year where I caught some episodes at obscurely late times on TV and instantly liked it, and I finally got around to watching all of it this year in a pretty short time span, culminating in an extended weekend of only watching, eating and sleeping to see the last bunch of episodes.
Personally I loved the pacing. I hate it when shows drag out the will-they-wont-they stuff too long. The worst is it when shows let it come together in the last episode or so. I like it when I get to really dwell on the gushy togetherness for at the very least a season. Which is also why I hate the ending of Chuck. All along I completely loved the pacing of the relationship, everything going great, they even let me dwell on it for a good amount of time, and then BAM!, like a huge kick in the nuts (no actually more like 5 kicks and a knee).
As a "dweller", the ending with extremly vague hints and plenty of room for interpretation will never be enough for me. I'm happy for those for whom the ending is satisfactory enough, but unfortunately for me it isn't at all. I found it very disrespectful and evil by the writer(s). Chuck is a feel-good show at heart, and I feel there's an unwritten contract between the viewer and makers that such a show should have a feel-good ending (barring abrupt cancelling). You don't, as a writer, act out your ego "oh look at me, look how clever/artsy/twisty my ending is". No, you thank the viewers for having kept you employed for good amount of time by giving them an ending true to the core of the show, which for this type of show is a feel-good ending, period. Endings of such shows are already sad as it is just for the fact that they're ending, you don't pull something evil like that.
Anyway. As a binge watcher I thought the Shaw/Sarah arch worked out nicely. Had I watched it one episode a week then I may have felt different. I remember being afraid of them dragging it out for too long when Shaw entered the picture, like dragging it out an entire season and have a cliffhanger ending, but with binge watching I felt pretty satisfied with the amount of time. It may very well have been luck, if that was the season they thought would be shorter, so in fact they had planned to drag out Shaw the entire season but then ended up with more eps. Luck or no, I liked how that turned out.
I wasn't a big fan of Morgan getting the intersect as I watched it, but remember feeling like it could be a fun little adventure if it only lasted for a short time. Although had I watched it when it aired I'm sure it would have annoyed me badly to have a season end with him having it and then enduring the long wait for the conclusion of that.